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CableGuy

Deployment Officer[Staff]
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About CableGuy

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    Deputy Deployment Officer

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    London/Surrey

FISD Info

  • Centurion Granted Date
    20171216
  • EIB Awards
    1
  • EIB Cohorts
    ANH-S
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    Eagle Eye
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  • Name
    Dan
  • 501st ID
    42911
  • 501st Unit
    UKG

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  1. CableGuy

    TK-16473 Requesting EIB ANH Stunt (870)

    Hi Darren, thank you for your patience for your EI application! CRL and EIB Application Requirements: All required submission photos have been posted, and I am very pleased to announce your armour displays all the necessary elements to qualify for Expert Infantry. On behalf of the D.O. Staff, congratulations! Other-Armor Fit/Assembly: In this section we review observations made by your fellow troopers and ourselves. Some observations may lead to suggestions to improve the overall look of your armour. Firstly, many thanks for making the requested changes. Great work on the side gap shims - that really pulls it all together (quite literally ). Now, let's start from the top with some suggestions that could help to take your armour above and beyond. The tube stripes look like they might be over the usually pencil width from the cheek, especially the right one (pictured below). As per the reference photo, these could be closer to the cheek, and following the line of the cheek. You could also extend the frown paint beyond the un-drilled 5th hole for that extra ANH stunt look. Moving down a little, your right arm looks to be higher than your left arm, so we would suggest evening these out (B). Personally, I would lower your right bicep & forearm to match the left one and reduce the wrist to hand plate gap. Ref Moving to the back, we would suggest lowering the back plate down by an inch or so. This will help to reduce the back to kidney gap. We would also suggest trimming back the bicep Coverstrips a little so that they do not protrude past the edges of the armour. Reference - back/kidney Ref - coverstrips As with the back, trimming down the ends of those coverstrips would be suggested for a better overall look. We can also see that there appears to be a lot of the flashing left along the bottom edge of your chest plate. Whilst the actual return edge is great on that section, the flashing could be removed. Ref for chest The smaller of your ab buttons could be trimmed a little further, making it smaller than the raised section that it sits on. For the most accurate look, the corners would be straight cut, rather than curved. Ref Your butt plate appears to be flying solo a little on the right hand side. A simple strapping adjustment is likely to resolve this. Ref Centurion Suggestions: Because Centurion photos show much more detail than EIB, items pertaining to Centurion might be seen there and not here. We try to point out all we can from what is seen but the final accuracy is the responsibility of the trooper. If you are aiming for Centurion, (which we really hope you are), your drop boxes would need to be lined up with the outer edge of your ammo belt. Moving and gluing the elastics at the back can be a good way to keep them located in the correct place. As Centurion is all about the finer details, we would like to see those shoulder bell to chest gaps reduced as much as possible (A). Shortening the shoulder bell elastics should help with this. If you needed a little more wiggle room, there is a bit more return edge on the lower end (inner edge) of the bells that could be reduced a little, if required. Excellent job, Darren. I know that you are a taller trooper, which certainly adds an extra challenge to a build, however, as with your TD, you've made a really tidy job of your kit. Many congrats!! Now, back to you post, trooper!!
  2. Hi Daniel, welcome back!! CRL and EIB Application Requirements: Right, after me keeping you hanging, (), let's get to your latest EIB review. All required submission photos have been posted, and I am honoured to announce your armour displays all the necessary elements to qualify for Expert Infantry. On behalf of the D.O. Staff, congratulations! Other-Armor Fit/Assembly: In this section we review observations made by your fellow troopers and ourselves. Some observations may lead to suggestions to improve the overall look of your armour. Once more, you have put together a wonderful looking set of armour, with a very informative build thread to match. We really don't have a huge amount to say, just a couple of small dressing issues. If possible, rotating those shoulder bells a little closer towards the chest would be a good step. Also, the knee caps should be centered between the thighs and the shins, so a little adjusting here would be suggested. Not a huge amount to report from the back. As your fellow troopers suggested, we would agree that the butt plate and waist belt could sit a little straighter and that the shins could line up with the thighs more. Perhaps a little padding on the inside of the shins to to keep them more central to your leg. Ref Centurion Suggestions: Because Centurion photos show much more detail than EIB, items pertaining to Centurion might be seen there and not here. We try to point out all we can from what is seen but the final accuracy is the responsibility of the trooper. As I know you’re aware, the rubber gaskets are required for L3; CRL: Level three certification (if applicable): Gaskets shall be made of rubber. Fabric gaskets are not acceptable. ...however, I really can’t see that stopping you from reaching for another Centurion!! Time to order another picture frame! Once more, many congratulations on yet another EIB worthy set of armour, trooper.
  3. CableGuy

    TK-16473 Requesting EIB ANH Stunt (870)

    Hi Darren, One final request, please. Could you use these updated photos (without the shoulder bell decal) to replace the original photos in your first post? We can then get this show on the road. :-)
  4. Thanks, Daniel. Be with you shortly. :-)
  5. CableGuy

    ANH Stunt TK in Germany

    Hiya. I’d be tempted to cut roughly where Bud said. That should give you a neater look from the back. :-) Dan
  6. Hi Stuart, I'm afraid it would have to be (carefully) removed for EIB and Centurion applications. Thanks in advance. Dan
  7. Hi Stuart, Looking great. :-) Sadly, we are unable to process EIB or Centurion applications with any kind of decal, including the UKG shoulder bell decal. If we could kindly ask for arms down pictures without the decal, we’ll be good to go with your app. Thanks in advance, Dan
  8. Hi Daniel, As a new member of the DO team, this was my request as I could not see the seamless joins on your photos. However, you are likely to be correct. I am checking with the DO team to confirm that seeing this is not required in the L2 approval. Thank you for your patience, and apologies for the inconvenience. Dan
  9. Hi Daniel, Another great build from you. :-) Could we have a picture of your neck seal, and photos showing the sides of your abdomen section, please? Thanks in advance.
  10. CableGuy

    ANH Stunt TK in Germany

    Good progress. :-)
  11. Hiya, I’d really hope that nobody looks down upon you. As a costumer, I love to see variety at events. Some of my favourite costumes at big cons have been made of EVA, cardboard etc. If the bug really gets you, look into ABS armour kits when funds allow and you could go that route in the future. Btw, I saw this build on YouTube a while back. Is it 501st approvable? No. But, is it AWESOME? Hell yes!! :-) Best wishes Dan
  12. Hi Miguel, and thank you for your ANH-Stunt EI application. CRL and EIB Application Requirements: All required submission photos have been posted, and I am very pleased to announce your armor displays all the necessary elements to qualify for Expert Infantryman. On behalf of the Deployment team, congratulations! Other-Armor Fit/Assembly: In this section we review observations made by your fellow troopers and ourselves. Some observations may lead to suggestions to improve the overall look of your armor. Firstly, thank you for replacing the thermal detonator screws with the required pan head, slotted screws. Starting from the top, the SDS battle spec helmets include the separate, gloss plastic Vocoder. We would suggest a coat of satin black paint to make this more in keeping with the screen used helmets. Also, your Hovi Tip mesh is pushed very far back. You should bring these towards the front, as per the reference photo below. Reference: Moving down a little further, we would suggest reducing the gap between your forearms and hand guards (gloves) by lowering them a little. At the moment, there is quite a large gap at the wrist end. Reference: The paintwork on your ab buttons look really nice. If you want to go all out for your kit, you could look at reducing the size of your smaller ab buttons. Ref: Moving to the back, you've done a great job with the overall alignment and fitting. The calve fastenings, however, look like they could be improved. At the moment, the cover strips seem to be some way away from the armour, leaving what appears to be a noticeable gap. Reference: We have a couple of things to mention on your blaster. Whilst you've done a good job of constructing it, and it will not hold up your application, the 3D print lines appear to be very visible. Some additional sanding, prepping and painting could help to give this a more believable look. You are also missing the knurling pattern on the rear sight. If you are planning to use this blaster for Centurion, at minimum we would ask that you add the knurling. Ref: Centurion Suggestions: In this section we prepare you the best we can for Centurion. If there are any areas of concern they will be discussed here. Thank you for taking a second go at your sniper knee. We appreciate your efforts and will not let this stop your EIB approval on this occasion. Whilst it is certainly a step in the right direction, we would ask to see this more aligned with your shin armour if you choose to apply for Centurion. Reference: Congratulations again on achieving your EIB. Back to your post, Trooper.
  13. CableGuy

    ANH Stunt TK in Germany

    Hiya. Tidy build so far. Nice work, Trooper. The thigh ammo packs weren’t centred in the movie either, so no worries there. Here’s a reference shot.
  14. CableGuy

    TK-16473 Requesting EIB ANH Stunt (870)

    Hi Darren, Thanks for the extra images. The lenses are fine and good for your application. [emoji106][emoji2532] Those TD screws appear to be dome head - for EIB these will have to be replaced with pan head, slotted screws please. Type A; We look forward to seeing your updates soon, Darren. :-) Best wishes Dan
  15. CableGuy

    TK-16473 Requesting EIB ANH Stunt (870)

    Hi Darren, Looking sharp. :-) Could we please have a couple of extra photos; Close up of thermal detonator screws Colour of lenses (green) Inside fixings of thigh ammo pack Also, we will have to ask that your UKG decal is removed for clearance pictures. As a fellow UKG member, I totally understand the significance of it, however, these must be removed for EIB and Centurion applications (sorry). Best wishes Dan
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